Recent data suggest that the prevalence of conditions associated with sudden cardiac death in Canadian athletes is 0.52%.
1In an effort to standardize cardiovascular athletic screening, Canada’s first recommendations have been established, emphasizing the nonbinary shared decision-making approach to decisions surrounding management and sports participation of at-risk athletes.
2Our institution, Queen’s University, recently translated these recommendations into practice,
3during which a high-risk athlete was encountered through our screening program who otherwise would not have been detected.
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Published online: April 20, 2019
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